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Mixed Nation: Garrett Robinson

“Can I get some love? I LOVE being mixed. I am 50% black and white and destroying the statistics of bi-racial children not making it far in higher education. I am God’s child, a Triathlete, an Integrated Supply Chain Major at Michigan State, a young entrepreneur, a role model, and proud to be who I […]

Being Yourself In A World That Is Trying To Make You Like Everyone Else

Swirl Girl Army has hooked up some Swirl-spiration tips on why being yourself is so important! Read on to see how you can be true to your bea-U-tiful self! 1. Define You. If you catch yourself wondering “Does he/she like me?” or worried about what others might think, you risk losing a piece of yourself. […]

Congratulations To Bill de Blasio!

Congratulations to New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio. His beautifully blended family is a great representation of our Mixed Nation!  You can read more about the story here!  photo credit: James Keivom/New York Daily News

Mixed Nation Community Question: Fitting In

Mixed Nation’s Community Question is from Marcus who asks, “I feel like I have trouble fitting in at school. I’m half white and half black and sometimes I feel like I have to choose one or the other to associate with. Have any of you ever felt this way? What did you do?” Please feel […]

The Healing Power of Hip Hop in My Life

Legendary rapper and beatboxer Doug E. Fresh once said, “Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.” I couldn’t agree more. I’ve listened to hip hop music since I was a kid in the ‘80s. It has been a positive force in my life […]

Prejudice and Pride: Coming to Grips with My Family Heritage

When I was younger, my brother and I would fly from Virginia to Oklahoma to visit my grandparents for summer vacation. They lived in a small town that had one stoplight, one grocery store and a single Wal-Mart that was over three miles away. We would pass our time fishing, camping and going to church, […]

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